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Poster: klewsew Date: Jul 14, 2012 12:33pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Song of the South question

They all ran away to hide! You have to understand that the NAACP wishes that this film and a bunch of others, never existed and they have spent a great deal of time trying to erase the fact that they do exist. Also you're fighting the forum members who simply don't want to get involved lest they come across as racists. I happen to love "Song Of The South" as a thoroughly uplifting and happy movie. The country was different when it was made and to try to rewrite history is a sad commentary of the people in America. They have become members of the collective. They fear not belonging because their thoughts are different. Different=bad. Bad=banishment. So, I'm going to go listen to Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah and smile no matter what. Good Luck on your quest.

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Poster: Freddie Jaye Date: Jul 14, 2012 6:44pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Song of the South question

The Shadow knows...

SotS is much like the "censored 11" Looney Tunes, which are now considered so racist (which they are) that they're no longer commercially available (which is sad). Or the 1943 serial "Batmsn;" it abounds with anti-Japanese remarks ("Since a wise government rounded up the shifty-eyed Japs...", "your twisted Oriental brain," "That's the kind of answer that fits the color of your skin," an so on). A censored home-video version was available in the '80s. But the owners wised up, and the current DVD edition is complete.

Consider them as historical documents, reflecting the cultural attitudes of their times. One could turn them into teaching tools, rather than pretending those attitudes never existed. Dirt you sweep under the rug never really goes away.

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Poster: NicolaBattista.net Date: Jul 24, 2012 6:37am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Song of the South question

I fully agree. They are historical documents. And they should be accessible.